Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

For the contestants of a recent cook-off, the heat was on!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Food is the last connection some people have to Judaism," insisted Rabbi Yaacov Horowitz. And this gentleman, employed by the Orthodox Union and the expert in charge of all operations at Manischewitz, should know. Traveling throughout the world -- to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Israel and England, where Manischewitz has production plants -- he sees firsthand how Jews embrace Jewish...
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You hear about Jewish influence in all of the arts, to say nothing of other areas of expertise; and, though you sometimes think of it as a pleasant exaggeration -- when it's not being posited as a subtle slur -- you can still run across evidence of such influence, and be amazed at just how far and wide and deep...
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Chazz Palminteri at the intersection of bravery and bluster, in the 'Bronx'
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Chazz Palminteri gives Damon Runyan a run for his money in "A Bronx Tale," a wonderful one-man show of a million mugs so tough it took a stagehands' strike to stop Broadway shows in terms they could understand -- in this case, the stagehands had only to give them the finger. Okay, it was all 10 of them, holding placards...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Latkes may be the most popular Chanukah dish in America, but that's not necessarily true in other countries. Throughout history, exiled Jews have wandered the globe. Wherever they landed or passed through, they learned the dishes and ingredients of the region, and their cuisine was inevitably influenced by the non-Jewish environment. When they moved on, they took their favorite recipes...
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Some very well-known people speak of a lofty subject
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It's been noted by certain reviewers and pundits that God's been having a rough time in the bookstores recently. In what seems a concerted response to the zealousness of the Religious Right -- especially its effectiveness in politics -- a spate of books has appeared proclaiming atheism as a more potent and realistic creed to live by than any expression...
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